Joseph L. Maille

July 29, 1928 - May 23, 2016

"Celebrate the life of my Hero"



   Joseph L. "Uncle Joe" Maille, of Harborcreek, age 87, passed away peacefully, at home, on Monday, May 23rd.
He was born July 29th, 1928, to the late George A. and Louise H. (Kuntz) Maille.
   Joe was a lifelong resident of Harborcreek and was an active volunteer firefighter for 60 years.
He had the heart of a farmer and could always be found outdoors mowing, plowing or tending his gardens.
Joe was an avid fisherman and hunter as he enjoyed his nephews' company either on the lake or in the woods.
He loved family and adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren who called him Papa Joe.
He enjoyed the company of friends, especially every afternoon at the Fiddle Inn.
   He was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Mercy Church where he and his wife, Doris perfected the recipe for barbeque chicken,
 which is still used today. Joe was always ready to help with any dinner or activity.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death in 1990 by his beloved wife of 42 years, Doris M. Maille; his brother William Maille; and his sister Carole Seifert.
    Joe is survived by his son Michael J. Maille, Scranton; his daughters Mary C. Stewart and her husband James of Harborcreek
and Brenda L. Chmura and her husband John of Orchard Park, N.Y.; his three sisters Gertrude Peters and her husband Ross,
Mary Lou Osiecki, and Helene Chilcott; his sister-in-law Beverly Maille; and his brother-in-law Howard Seifert.
He is also survived by eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.
He was loved by many nieces and nephews and extended family
   Friends gathered at G.R. Bailey Funeral Home, 4396 Iroquois Ave., Lawrence Park, Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where a prayer service was conducted Saturday morning at 9:25 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 837 Bartlett Road, Harborcreek.

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Flowers from Henderson UMC

Happy photos from Melissa

Christmas 2016


Joe and daughter Mary

In Memory of a Great Man.

Flowers from the funeral home, brought to Henderson UMC by Melissa



 A dark cloth draped over the doors of the fire department. In Remembrance of Joe.

Photo from daughter Brenda



Although I didn't know Joseph, I heard wonderful things about him. His daughter Mary is our pastor and I created this page for his family.
Just know that he is at peace and you will see him again.
Margaret Harrison

It has been a very difficult week. With the support and love of family and friends, we were able to honor the life of "Uncle Joe".
Special thanks to The Harborcreek Fire Department for the amazing tribute as we escorted dad to his final resting place next to his love, Dorie.
The ladies of Our Lady of Mercy served a delicious meal and many stories were shared at the Fiddle Inn.
Thanks to all for sharing your stories and memories of dad with us...
Brenda Chmura

Heartfelt sorrow comes from the Eiserts. Joe was a Great guy and will be missed.
Until we meet again Joe. Stay strong Kids. Love you all!
Patty Eisert,
Erie, Pennsylvania

May 26, 2016
Grandpa Joe,
You are a wonderful man and are going to be greatly missed. I am going to miss seeing your smile every time I would walk in the door.
You always made me smile! My girls just adored you and loved coming to Grammy Mary's so that they could see you!!
Thank you for being you!! You are going to be greatly missed by us. We Love You!!!

Melissa Washe,
Erie, Pennsylvania


May 26, 2016
To all the Maille family I extend heartfelt sympathy during this time of grief. May Joe now rest in peace in God's loving arms.
Joe was an all around great guy and true gentleman. May your memories bring comfort and peace as you celebrate a life well lived.

We are sadden to announce the lose of one of our honorary members Joe Maille. Joe held many positions in our dept thru out the years. He helped design many of our apparatus. 225 being the last one. He was always willing to come down to the station and help us problem solve some of the issues on the trucks.. He will be missed dearly.. Thoughts are with his family and friends! Thank you Joe for all your dedication, you will forever be in the history of the Harborcreek Fire Dept



May 26, 2016
So very sorry for your loss.
Linda Saunders Ken-Ton CSD,
Buffalo, New York

May 26, 2016
My deepest condolences to the entire Maille family. He was an icon of the Erie community for many years.
Rest in Peace,Joe.
Tim Uglow,
Meadville, Pennsylvania

May 26, 2016
"Uncle Joe" you will be greatly missed. We always looked forward to our visits at Old Station One. It was a pleasure to have known you. Rest in Paradise my friend.
Karen and Wally Maison,
Harborcreek, Pennsylvania

May 26, 2016
My condolences to Joe's family. I always enjoyed talking to him at the LPAC.
He will be missed. He always made me smile.

May 26, 2016

Mike you & your family have our deepest sympathy.
Mary & Ed McCallion,
Hudson, Florida

May 27, 2016
We are so sorry to hear about Joe's passing, our deepest condolences to the entire Maille Family.
Rest in peace Uncle Joe.
Jan and Kevin Shea,
N. Fort Myers, Florida

May 27, 2016
Family..... I met Joe through Carol, his sister back many moons ago. He was always nice to us little guys.
May angel wings surround Joe and lead him to Dorey. Together again in their home in Heaven.
Sally Furey,
HBCK, Pennsylvania

May 23,2017